There are recurring themes in the way the bride and the groom speak to each other in the Song of Solomon. I wonder if this repetition tells us something about God’s design for romance between man and wife.
Solomon repeatedly tells his bride how beautiful she is to him. Does not this speak to a woman’s deep desire to hear and know approval, to know she is found beautiful?
His bride repeatedly asks Solomon to touch her, to take her away, to sweep her off her feet, to be “active.” Does not this speak to a husband’s desire for sexual eagerness in his wife?
In both of their refrains is constant verbalized approval of each other, something so important for a marriage that wants to be gospel-centered. But in the nature of each of their refrains is something particular to the heart of their beloved.
Married folks, let’s learn something from this.